Tripteroides sp. No. 2

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Tripteroides sp. No. 2
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T.sp. No. 2
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Tripteroides sp. No. 2

Tripteroidessp. No. 2 is a species of mosquito in the genus Tripteroides which has not yet been formally named. It is endemic to Sabah, Malaysian Borneo. T. sp. No. 2 is placed in the subgenus Rachionotomyia. In its larval stage, T. sp. No. 2 develops in the pitchers of Nepenthes species, especially N. rajah . As such, it is considered a nepenthebiont.

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